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THURSDAY, JANUARY 17

CHESTER: Philip Rushforth plays music by Buxtehude, Stanley, Bach, Darke and Vierne, in his lunchtime organ rectal in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission £5.45, concessions £4.50. Accompanied children under 16 free.

LIVERPOOL: Lunchtime concert featuring Ian Buckle (piano), Ruth Davies (oboe), Tom Verity (clarinet), Tim Jackson (horn) and Helen Peller (bassoon) performing works by Beethiven and Mozart at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 1.05pm. Tickets £6. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko with soloist Jack Liebeck (violin), perform works by Grieg, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£13. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Andre de Ridder with soloist Saleem Abboud Ashkar (piano), perform works by Ligeti, Beethoven and Brahms at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£10. Call 0844 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18

MANCHESTER: Martin Roscoe & Friends - A 60th Birthday Piano Party featuring Peter Donohoe, Anthony Hewitt, Ronan O’Hora, Ashley Wass and Kathryn Stott performing works by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Holst and Grainger, at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £30-£10. Call 0844 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

MANCHESTER: Classical Guitar Weekend - If you’re taking part in Stringalong, Craig Ogden’s Big Guitar Jam, or the Beat It! Rhythm Workshop, why not find out more about the arts during your visit and gain a national certificate at the Bridgewater Hall at 9.30am. £5 per child (adults free of charge). Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Classical Guitar Weekend presents Craig Ogden and Louis de Bernières - The author of best-selling novel, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, reads his favourite Greek and South American poetry accompanied by Craig Ogden who plays music associated with these places, at the Bridgewater Hall at 10.30am. Tickets £10. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Classical Guitar Weekend presents Stringalong - Learn to make your very own guitar, try playing a simple song, and take it home to keep practising, at the Bridgewater Hall at 10.30am.Recommended age 5+. All materials will be provided. Tickets £5 per child. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Classical Guitar Weekend presents Gary Ryan performing works by Bach, John Dowland, Roland Dyens, Astor Piazzolla, Michael Praetorius and his own material, at the Bridgewater Hall at 12.30pm. Tickets £7.50. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Pianist Till Fellner performs works by Haydn, Mozart, Bach and Schumann at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets from £14. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk for details.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Oliver Gooch with soloist Craig Ogden (guitar), perform works by Chabrier, Rodrigo, Falla, Bizet and Ravel at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £38-£16.50. Call 0844 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

TRELOGAN: Roger Fisher gives an organ recital in his home, The Old Chapel, at 3pm. Advanced booking essential. Contact 01745 561072 or Email [email protected]. Donation of £8 suggested.

WREXHAM: The Cambrian Orchestra, conducted by Mark Lansom, performs music by Mozart and Haydn at 7.30pm in St Giles’ Church. Admission £7, concessions £5, children free.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20

CHESTER: Hits From The Blitz with Five Star Swing - the unique feelgood 1940s show, as featured on Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Gala Nights, comes to the Forum Studio Theatre in Hamilton Place at 7.30pm. Tickets £12, concessions £11. Call 01244 341296 or visit www.tiptopproductions.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Classical Guitar Weekend - If you’re taking part in Stringalong, Craig Ogden’s Big Guitar Jam, or the Beat It! Rhythm Workshop, why not find out more about the arts during your visit and gain a national certificate at the Bridgewater Hall at 9.30am. £5 per child (adults free of charge). Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Classical Guitar Weekend presents John Williams and John Etheridge performing works by Francis Bebey, El Hadj N’Diaye, Williams Malinke, Etheridge and Williams, at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £32-£18. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MONDAY, JANUARY 21

LIVERPOOL: League of Welldoers presents a New Year Benefit Concert - Join The League of Welldoers, Liverpool’s oldest independent charity, as they celebrate their 120th birthday (Double Diamond) with an afternoon of spectacular entertainment, eight top acts will provide a variety of music, comedy and dancing, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 2pm. Tickets £9.95. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Chamber Concerts Society presents vocal and piano partnership Gerald Finley and Julius Drake performing works by Schubert and Mahler at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets from £11. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk for details.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22

CHESTER: Lunchtime concert by Chetham's School of Music pianists at 12.45pm at the Wesley Church Centre, St John Street. Admission £3.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Club present the Jacquin Trio - Jessica Grimes (clarinet), Zoe Matthews (viola) and Charis Cheung (piano) - in concert at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm. Admission £5. Call 01928 787496 or visit www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society presents Alexander Soares (piano) performing works by Bach, Liszt and Messiaen at the Bridgewater Hall at 1.10pm. Tickets £9. Ring 0844 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Okko Kamu with soloist Evgenia Rubinova (piano), perform works by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Brahms at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £38-£16.50. Call 0844 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko with soloist Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), perform works by Wagner, Beethoven and Brahms at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£13. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Okko Kamu with soloist Evgenia Rubinova (piano), perform works by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Brahms at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 2.15pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £38-£16.50. Call 0844 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

WARRINGTON: Northern Chamber Orchestra featuring soloist Jennifer Pike (violin), performing works by Fauré and Beethoven, at the Parr Hall in Palmyra Square at 7.30pm. Tickets £15, £7, 18 and under free. Call 01925 601617 or visit www.pyramidparrhall.com.

WARRINGTON: Piano duo Tom Scott and Jonathan Scott in concert at St Wilfred’s Church in Grappenhall at 7.30pm. Call 01925 263183.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

TARVIN: Benjamin Chewter, assistant director of music at Chester Cathedral, gives an organ recital in St. Andrew’s Church, at 7.30pm. Donations towards the Organ Fund.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26

CHESTER: Chester Bach Singers invite you to come and sing Mendelssohn's Elijah. This is an opportunity for all singers, including members of church choirs, to rehearse and perform Mendelssohn's Elijah with Chester Bach Singers and young professional soloists at St Mary's Church in Handbridge from 1-6.30pm. Singers £16, full time students £10. Booking form available from chesterbachsingers.org.uk. Any queries telephone 01244 383746, 01829 770104 or 01829 720283.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Okko Kamu with soloist Evgenia Rubinova (piano), perform works by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Brahms at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £38-£16.50. Call 0844 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29

CHESTER: Lunchtime concert by Duncan Anderson (viola) and David Taylor (piano) at 12.45pm at the Wesley Church Centre, St John Street. Admission £3.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Club present Chester Young Musicians of the Year in concert at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm. Admission £5. Call 01928 787496 or visit www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Sir Mark Elder with soloist Christine Rice (mezzo soprano), perform works by Britten, Ravel and Janacek at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £38-£16.50. Call 0844 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2

MANCHESTER: Manchester Camerata presents The Four Seasons - Camerata's mesmerising lead violinist, Giovanni Guzzo, takes centre stage in this unmissable concert featuring one of the most famous and well-loved of all classical works, Vivaldi's The Four Seasons at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £26, £19. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk for details.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3

CHESTER: Concert by St John's Festival Orchestra at 7.30pm at Wesley Church Centre, St John Street, Chester, conducted by Alan Lees with Lionel Clarke as cello soloist in the Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations for Cello and Orchestra. The programme also includes Wagner's Siegfried Idyll and works by Mozart and Alan Lees. Tickets at the door £9 (under 18s £7). Call 01244 379275.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

MOLD: North Wales Jazz Society presents Jim Hart’s MJQ in the Clwyd Room at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 8pm. Tickets £12, concessions £10. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Club present Bruce Jeffries (piano) and David Hornberger (cello) in concert at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm. Admission £5. Call 01928 787496 or visit www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Sir Mark Elder with the Halle Choir, Halle Youth Choir, RNCM Chamber Choir, Chetham’s Chamber Choir, Ad Solem - the University of Manchester Choir, members of the Halle Youth Orchestra and Chetham’s School of Music, present Wagner’s Die Meistersinger Act III at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 4pm. Tickets £38-£16.50. Call 0844 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24

MOLD: Celebrity Classical Concert Season continues with harpist Catrin Finch performing Bach’s Goldberg Variations in the Anthony Hopkins Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 7.30pm. Tickets £16, concessions £14. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

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